Along with the LIRR train time app, this app now shows tickets as being activated at +6 hours to my current time. It takes forever to load and it takes me 500000 clicks just to get to my ticket and activate it - and I have a monthly pass. I understand the need to activate for data collection purposes but if the activation time is off by 6 hours then the data is useless anyway. Is it more convenient than having a paper ticket? A bit, but not enough to justify the annoyances. Switching to a paper monthly ticket for next month because this is too much of a hassle.
Nice to have my ticket on my phone but much like the train time app seems designed to the lowest common denominator of iPhone and Android rather than properly using Android features. Would be nicer if I could shortcut immediately to my monthly tickets in my wallet from a widget or notification bar. Subscribing to monthly tickets is also needed. It's a shame, this could have been a great app, but 4 clicks just to get to my ticket is terrible user interface design. Why should I even have the option to click on a monthly ticket that isn't valid yet?
I love everything about this app. The only thing this app needs is to show timetables without redirecting to another app (or even requiring that other app, really). It would be great to see schedules in this app, even if it's just a PDF copy of the printed ones. Otherwise, this is awesome. Definitely a five star experience!
Suggestion for ticket wallet - custom sorting! If I've got both peak and non peak 10 trips and tickets with different expiration dates, I spend a lot of time scrolling to find the right one. At the very least, please put the tickets expiring first at the front of the list by default.
Good idea, but poorly implemented. Would not let me change phones for a month for no apparent reason, since i had no monthly ticket. .. and nowhere to add payment details until you buy
Update: after a second try, for another month, I see that the update claim that "- Monthly and weekly tickets now only need to be activated once" is simply a LIE! The user still needs to "Activate" the monthly ticket every time it's used, and it still takes far too long to prepare the eticket to show it to the conductor. open the app, open the ticket wallet, pick the ticket, then activate/open it. Put a widget on the home screen to display the purchased monthly pass! ONE CLICK! Efficiency is important, and not just for the riders. The conductors now have to use the PA system to beg everyone to have their e-tickets activated and ready because the app is SO SLOW.
- LIRR mobile tickets to Belmont Station will be available as of April 21.
- Enabled ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) functionality.
- Critical bug fixes and optimizations.